Driver installation failed on Windows 10

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alex27riva
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Driver installation failed on Windows 10

Post by alex27riva » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:26 pm

Hi everyone, I received today my RTL-SDR from Aliexpress, the usb stick is working on Android and Linux, but I can't get it to work on Windows 10.

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Zadig is running as administrator, tried changing usb ports but nothing...
Also tried UsbDriverTool but it doesn't work...
How can I fix it?

rtlsdrblog
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Re: Driver installation failed on Windows 10

Post by rtlsdrblog » Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:36 am

Do you have an antivirus running that could be blocking custom drivers from being installed? Check your AV logs.

Otherwise there must be something corrupted or strange on your PC if neither Zadig nor USBDriverTool is allowing the files to be installed.

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bmh
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Re: Driver installation failed on Windows 10

Post by bmh » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:30 pm

For some reason after the Windows 10 1903 update my dongle quit working and I got the same error message when trying to reinstall the driver with Zadig. USBDriverTool worked fine though.

alex27riva
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Re: Driver installation failed on Windows 10

Post by alex27riva » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:22 pm

Hi everyone, finally I have fixed after an "in-place" Windows 10 install.

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after "replace driver"

https://i.imgur.com/hspVZbJ.png

Success!
And it works!

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Re: Driver installation failed on Windows 10

Post by lpaquet » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:03 am

bmh wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:30 pm
For some reason after the Windows 10 1903 update my dongle quit working and I got the same error message when trying to reinstall the driver with Zadig. USBDriverTool worked fine though.
With me the Zadig tool does not work at all with Win10 1903, latest update.
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Re: Driver installation failed on Windows 10

Post by rtlsdrblog » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:59 am

lpaquet wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:03 am
bmh wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:30 pm
For some reason after the Windows 10 1903 update my dongle quit working and I got the same error message when trying to reinstall the driver with Zadig. USBDriverTool worked fine though.
With me the Zadig tool does not work at all with Win10 1903, latest update.
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Looks like Zadig didn't download for you properly as it's 0KB.

Get it directly from https://zadig.akeo.ie

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Re: Driver installation failed on Windows 10

Post by lpaquet » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:36 am

"Looks like Zadig didn't download for you properly as it's 0KB."

You're right! Didn't notice that :o
I deserve a headslap for that.
Thanks for pointing it out.

Cheers
L

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